http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/pitchfork-interviews-bjork-for-fifteenth-anniversary-crystalline-series-available-today-2011-08-16August 16, 2011|0 comments
Music and culture website Pitchfork.com launched 15 years ago this summer, in 1996, and in honor of this anniversary, the site is taking a look at artists "who've left a mark on the musical landscape over the past 15 years"; Björk was chosen for the first feature in the series. Writer Brandon Stosuy talks to the artist about her career and her work since 1996 through her upcoming album, Biophilia. As the release of Biophilia draws closer, Björk's "Crystalline Series"—four 12" vinyl imports from the UK featuring variations on music from Biophilia—have been made available. The series includes remixes from Grammy-winning engineer Serban Ghenea, British electronic artist Matthew Herbert (who previously collaborated with Björk on her album Vespertine), and musician Omar Souleyman.Read more|Journal Topics:News Web/Technologybjorkhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/bjork-virus-single-biophilia-app-now-on-itunes-2011-08-09August 09, 2011|0 comments
Björk continues to roll out Biophilia with today's release of the "Virus" single and as a special feature on the Biophilia App, both available exclusively through iTunes. The app feature is part musical instrument, part sonic artwork, and part scientifically informed educational animation. SPIN calls "Virus" the album's "most intimate song yet," adding that "never has a song about human ailment sounded so seductive or beautiful." Björk discusses the project on the BBC World Service's The Strand. The two custom-made editions of the Biophilia album must be ordered by the end of the day this Thursday, August 11.Read more|Journal Topics:Album Release Artist News Web/Technologybjorkhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/bjork-crystalline-featured-npr-all-songs-considered-bjork-talks-biophilia-bbc-radio-front-row-2011-08-02August 02, 2011|0 commentsBjörk's "Crystalline" Featured on NPR's "All Songs Considered"; She Talks "Biophilia" with BBC Radio 4's "Front Row"
"Crystalline," the first single off Björk's multimedia project Biophilia, is featured on NPR's All Songs Considered. "God bless Björk," says producer Robin Hilton. "We need artists like her ... Something comes along like the iPad or the iPhone, and they just see things differently. They take us in new, completely unexpected directions. They embrace technology and turn it into a new art form. I think that's just amazing." Björk discussed the project with BBC Radio 4's Front Row. Wired features an interview with Scott Snibbe, the leader of the team behind the Biophilia App, and Spinner spoke with some of the inventors behind the unique musical instruments commissioned for the project.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Web/Technology Radiobjorkhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/look-inside-bjork-biophilia-ultimate-edition-2011-07-29July 29, 2011|5 comments
Björk unveils another piece of Biophilia with a look inside the Ultimate Edition of the forthcoming album. Presented in a lacquered and silkscreened oak hinged-lid case, the Biophilia Ultimate Edition consists of the Biophilia Manual along with 10 chrome-plated tuning forks, silkscreened on one face in 10 different colors, stamped at the back, with each fork adjusted to the tone of a Biophilia track, covering a complete octave in a non-conventional scale. It will be made to order and fabricated only once. Orders must be collected before August 12. Look inside the Ultimate Edition here.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist Newsbjorkhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/bjork-crystalline-video-michel-gondry-premieres-12-vinyl-series-launches-2011-07-26July 26, 2011|2 comments
Björk continues to unveil Biophilia with today’s premiere of the music video for the song "Crystalline" from groundbreaking director and longtime Björk collaborator Michel Gondry. Watch it here. Also available today in the Nonesuch Store is the first of four 12" vinyl releases, all part of The Crystalline Series featuring variations on music from Biophilia by Serban Ghenea, Matthew Herbert, and Omar Souleyman. All five physical versions of the Biophilia album are available to pre-order in the Nonesuch Store, including the custom-made Biophilia Manual and Ultimate Edition.Read more|Journal Topics:Album Release Artist News Videobjorkhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/bjork-featured-cover-story-billboard-fall-preview-edition-2011-07-22July 22, 2011|0 comments
Björk is the subject of the cover story in Billboard magazine's Fall Preview edition, detailing the "24 most-anticipated releases" of the season. Björk discusses her latest project, Biophilia, and its many facets: the studio album, the app, the live show, and the forthcoming Michel Gondry-directed video. "At the center of it all," says Billboard, "is Björk, whose cavernous, emotionally stirring follow-up to 2007's Volta is her most immediate album since 2001's Vespertine."Read more|Journal Topics:Artist Newsbjorkhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/bjork-biophilia-app-now-available-app-store-album-out-september-27-pre-order-nonesuch-store-2011-07-19July 19, 2011|9 commentsBjörk "Biophilia" App Now Available on App Store; Album, Out September 27, Now Available for Pre-Order in Nonesuch Store
Björk continues to unveil Biophilia, her most interdisciplinary project to date, with today’s release of the Biophilia App for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch and first two album singles "Cosmogony" and "Crystalline" on the iTunes Store. The full Biophilia album will be released on September 27, 2011, through One Little Indian / Nonesuch Records; the five physical versions are available for pre-order now in the Nonesuch Store, including the custom-made Biophilia Manual and Ultimate Edition.Read more|Journal Topics:Album Release Artist News Web/Technologybjorkhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/bjork-bring-biophilia-reykjavik-iceland-airwaves-october-2011-07-08July 08, 2011|0 comments
As Björk continues her Biophilia residency at the Manchester International Festival, with performances at Manchester's Campfield Market Hall this weekend and into next, the Icelandic artist has released details of the next Biophilia residency: six intimate shows at Harpa Concert Hall in her hometown of Reykjavik, from October 12 through 28. The first two performances are part of the Iceland Airwaves festival. In this week's New York Times Popcast, writer Jon Pareles recaps his trip to Manchester to see this "new multimedia extravaganza by Björk."Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist Newsbjorkhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/bjork-peerless-pop-innovator-guardian-guest-edits-dazed-confused-2011-07-06July 06, 2011|0 comments
As Björk's Biophilia residency at the Manchester International Festival continues, so too does the critical acclaim for her. The Guardian says as a pop innovator, "Björk is peerless" and "remains an icon: tiny but titanic, thanks to the size of her voice and the scope of her imagination." The Daily Telegraph gives the performances four stars, citing the music's "transcendent beauty." The Financial Times says "Biophilia’s songs are some of the best Björk has written for a long time." Independent on Sunday calls it "brilliantly original and ambitious." The Quietus calls her "an international treasure." Björk is the guest editor of the entire 200th issue of Dazed & Confused, out Thursday.Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist News Reviewsbjorkhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/bjork-premieres-biophilia-manchester-international-festival-her-voice-its-most-remarkable-instrument-2011-07-01July 01, 2011|0 commentsBjörk Premieres "Biophilia" at Manchester International Festival, Her Voice Its "Most Remarkable Instrument" (Times, Four Stars)
Björk gave the world premiere of her Biophilia live show last night, launching the Manchester International Festival. The New York Times says: "The new songs juxtapose hovering textures of choir and organ with sparse pointillism and sudden eruptions of breakbeat drumming, all set against Björk’s idiosyncratic melodies." The Guardian gives the concert four stars: "Bjork's voice still sounded gloriously childlike and otherworldly, a voice from what at times literally felt like a parallel dimension." The Times of London gives four stars as well: "For all the gadgetry and theatricality of this show, the elemental voice at its core was still the most remarkable instrument." The Manchester Evening News calls it "extraordinary."